below 8% during his presidency. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> political points is exactly what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> this president calls his policies going forward. i call his policies for warned. >> romney said the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states, that employment rate is gonna come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force, but because we're creating more jobs. >> on social media, some accuse the president obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. former general electric ceo jack welsh wrote, these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate? change the numbers. >> it's ludicrous to hear that statement. >> secretary of labor denies any political motivation, saying the numbers are real. while romney launches tv ads promising to do better than president obama -- >> i have a detailed plan to create 12 million new jobs. >> -- obama is celebrating this report.